Home       Browse Documentaries       List Documentaries       FAQ       About Us       Contact       Advertise       Terms of Service

 Art and Artists
 Military and War
 Performing Arts
 War - World War II
Editors Pick

Adventures In Human Evolution

What Makes a Genius?

2012: Science or Superstition


  - Total Categories: 25

  - Total Documentaries: 1086

  - Total Views: 1109177

The World’s First Face Transplant

Category: Health

Views: 894





Bookmark to: Facebook     Bookmark to: Digg     Bookmark to: twitthis     Bookmark to: Myspace     Bookmark to: Delicious     Bookmark to: Furl     Bookmark to: Google     Bookmark to: StumbleUpon     Bookmark to: Mr. Wong     Bookmark to: Technorati



Doctors have been transplanting livers, kidneys, and hearts for over forty years – but faces have always been different. They are seen as a sacred and untouchable part of our identity. Unlike other organs, face transplants are not life saving operations. As a result, ethical committees have always blocked them from going ahead.

In November 2005, 37 year old, mother of two, Isabelle Dinoire became the first person in the world to receive a new face. The decision made by French surgeons to perform the operation went against the findings of almost every other ethical committee in the world and has since sparked a fierce debate over the ethics of the operation.

With the long term effects still unknown, do the risks outweigh the benefits? Are face transplants really in the best interest of the patient?

Keywords: The World’s First Face Transplant

All fields are mandatory!

Select your rating:           



characters left

Powered by Citricle

Other Documentaries

The Living Matrix – The Science of Healing

Category: Health

Views: 248

Prescription for Disaster

Category: Health

Views: 454


Category: Health

Views: 1101

Simply Raw – Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days

Category: Health

Views: 347

Burzynski The Movie – Cancer Is Serious Business

Category: Health

Views: 445

Half Ton Man

Category: Health

Views: 498

The Beautiful Truth

Category: Health

Views: 280

The Marketing of Madness

Category: Health

Views: 309

The Science and Politics of Cancer

Category: Health

Views: 708

Modern Meat

Category: Health

Views: 361

«  »    

Our Sponsors


Copyright © 2012 Auxiliumsoftware